Past Meetings

Spring Schedule 2024:

Date(Provisional) TimeName(Provisional) TitleDiscussantChair
11th January12:00 GMTLoes OudenhuijsenLevelling the playing field: women’s queer futures in football and beyond Ben
25th January12:00 ESTFrancesco FanoliPlaying dangerously: reproducing and displacing heroic and entrepreneurial masculinity in Senegalese wrestling with punches. Sean
8th February12:00 GMTXiaojie TianChildhood Play In Maasai Society Kika
22nd February12:00 ESTSean HeathGood Skills: Learning to play well in outdoor swimming Kika
7th March12:00 GMTWill LloydMountain spaces of possibility: Trail running as world-building in Nepal Ben
21st March12:00 ESTMariann VacziBook Presentation: Catalonia’s Human Towers Ben
4th April12:00 GMTSantram AntilSahi Samay (The Right Time) & Sahi Taknik (The Correct Technique):
Making of the Wrestler in Haryana (North India)
18th – 19th AprilGMTN/AINSA Conference!N/AN/A

Summer Schedule 2023:

 Name(Provisional) TitleDiscussantChair
27th AprilBen Hildred‘Re-Reflective’ Knowledge: The Iterative Cycle of Digitally Mediated Embodiment /Sean
11th MaySean HeathBanter as Linguistic Play /Ben
25th May N/A‘Human Playground’ docuseries discussionKika
8th JuneGwyneth Talley Book chapter for Doing Anthropology in a Sporting WorldBen
22nd June Open Slot Please be in touch! /Kika
6th JulySarah Jacobs“You know, They Didn’t Always Put Spandex in Jeans”: Athletes, Agency, and Tailored Bodies Sean

Autumn Schedule 2023:

 Name(Provisional) TitleDiscussantChair
31st AugustN/AWhy the Anthropology of Sport Matters – Discussion about EASA statement. Sean
14th SeptMike Crawley & Uros Kovac‘Vitamins,’ Shortcuts and Athletic Citizenship in Ethiopia and Cameroon: Considering Sporting Ethics Beyond Biomedicine. Ben
28th SeptTom FabianTraditional Indigenous Games and Environmental Stewardship in Oceania Kika
12th OctHenrike Neuhaus   Sean
26th OctLeo HopkinsonMonograph Chapter – ‘On Being the Best’ Ben
9th NovJasmin SeijbelThe sound of rivalry/hate: Singing about ‘Jews’ in Dutch football fandom Kika
23rd NovDario NardiniDemotic Sports HistoriesMariann VacziSean
7th DecN/ADiscussion of INSA ConferenceBen